Question : I’m Middle Eastern, from Washington, DC, and I have a bulbous nasal tip that I’ve never liked. I’d like to have the tip just slightly narrowed – I do not want a drastic change. Is this possible? Will the rest of my nose be left untouched?
Answer : Many Middle Eastern patients refer to their nose tips as “meaty.” The tip cartilages can be conservatively narrowed so that the changes are not drastic but I would have to see you and examine you and do computer imaging to show you your options. The rest of the nose can be left alone if the rest of the nose is fine but if the rest of the nose is not fine then improvement of the tip can make the rest look even worse and as such every part should be improved. Let me tell you though that even with drastic changes to the nose, when the results ultimately look natural, the vast majority of your friends and even family cannot tell you have had a rhinoplasty!